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Somerset Diner

American, Diner
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1045 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873-1625
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Good diner for breakfast

Very good breakfast at the Somerset diner. The portions were a good size and the eggs were prepared as I requested. The one slight disappointment was the bagel. I was hoping for a good NY bagel and this was not that good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good breakfast at the Somerset diner. The portions were a good size and the eggs were prepared as I requested. The one slight disappointment was the bagel. I was hoping for a good NY bagel and this was not that good.

Thank wlf_8
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't eaten at this diner in a long time. When I was in school at Rutgers it was dependable for good food anytime of the day. Service was efficient and cordial, menu was large but not crazy overwhelming. The homemade lentil soup was very good, but my sandwich was rather dry and uninspiring. My friends burger was 'alright". I wouldn't... More 

Thank Morog
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Arrived at dinner with a party of 4 about 11:25 am today. The food was just Ok needed to return the under cooked Turkey burger. The service is the biggest problem our server was horrible. We had waited well over 30 minutes for our food while other tables that were seated well after us who had another server were eating... More 

Thank Danielle G
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We used to go here several times a month but we stopped. We don't know if it is new ownership or what happened but the food tasted like the grill had not been cleaned in months. Anything that came off the grill had a funny flavor. After a year of not going there, we gave it another try. Not going... More 

Thank uncleah
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped at Somerset Diner after a late meeting. The place was clean and comfortable. The hostess and wait staff were polite, friendly and attentive. They have an extensive NJ diner menu. We selected some of their specialty sandwiches which were decent and served with crispy French fries, pickles and slaw. The sandwiches were more than we could eat so... More 

Thank Richard C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Typical dinner fare with large portions and very fair prices. Some things stand out: kebabs, salads, burgers and the french fries are amazingly crisp and not at almost greasy. As with most Jersey diners, the menu is huge and you better allow an extra 15 minutes to peruse it.

Thank Michael R
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Diner is in a great location but the food was okay. Our waiter was great but our food was okay not the best diner around. Prices were a little high for a diner.

Thank Prunellanj
Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I like this diner. The soups are home made and very delicious and the menu is extensive. I have not had a bad meal here, though the fried chicken I ordered was a bit over done. The service is attentive and food reasonably priced.

Thank Ken L
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I sat at the counter, which was nice because they had the TV on nearby. I had a grilled cheese on rye which was very good. The cole slaw was good and not milky. I did not want fries, so the waitress offered chips as an option instead. I appreciated that. The vanilla ice cream tasted like real vanilla. I... More 

Thank TripReviewer95
Newark, Delaware
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Service was inattentive. Burger was dry and tasteless (not seasoned well, and only came with lettuce and tomato: no onion, no condiments). Even the lemonade wasn't good: way too sweet. Won't be back.

Thank stbass

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1045 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873-1625
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: 732-828-2139

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?